New study shatters the “moral incongruence model of pornography addiction” (2020)

Some of the world’s top behavioral addiction experts have just published a new study “Frequency of use, moral incongruence, and religiosity and their relationships with self‐perceived addiction to pornography, internet use, social networking and online gaming.” Don’t let its long-winded academic title fool you. It powerfully shatters one of the most pernicious myths that pro-porn […]

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Dysregulated Pornography Use and the Possibility of a Unipathway Approach (2018). (Analysis of the Grubbs moral incongruence model)

Archives of Sexual Behavior February 2019, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 455–460 | Paul J. Wright This comment refers to the article available at In this Commentary, after providing a brief overview of my background and research interests in relation to the topics covered by Grubbs, Perry, Wilt, and Reid’s (2018) Pornography Problems Due to Moral […]

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Is Joshua Grubbs pulling the wool over our eyes with his “perceived porn addiction” research?

UPDATE 2017: A new study (Fernandez et al., 2017) tested and analyzed the CPUI-9, a purported “perceived pornography addiction” questionnaire developed by Joshua Grubbs, and found that it couldn’t accurately assess “actual porn addiction” or “perceived porn addiction” (Do Cyber Pornography Use Inventory-9 Scores Reflect Actual Compulsivity in Internet Pornography Use? Exploring the Role of […]

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Evaluating Pornography Problems Due to Moral Incongruence Model (2019)

YBOP comments: In plain English, this research found (again) that religiosity is NOT associated with believing yourself to be a porn addict (“perceived pornography addiction”). This explodes the meme that Josh Grubbs worked for years to “sell” to the world, that believing oneself an addict is related to religious shame. Grubbs’s CPUI-9 studies and his […]

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Research Suggests the Grubbs, Perry, Wilt, Reid Review is Disingenuous (“Pornography Problems Due to Moral Incongruence: An Integrative Model with a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”, 2018)

The authors of this so-called review would have readers believe that self-identification as a porn addict is a function of religious shame/moral disapproval about porn. They only reviewed a small number of studies, which rely on the CPUI-9, an instrument developed by co-author Grubbs that produces skewed findings. The co-authors carefully omitted or misrepresented opposing […]

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